Ukraine's court orders night-time house arrest for Georgia's ex- president

January 28, 2018

KIEV: Kiev Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the night-time house arrest for former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, the court said in a press release. 

The court ruling envisages that Saakashvili is obliged to stay at home from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. each day, it said. 

Saakashvili, who is now a leader of a Ukrainian political party, told local media that he considers the house arrest as a politically-motivated step aimed at preventing him from moving across the country and appearing in the TV-shows. 

Last month, the National Police of Ukraine arrested Saakashvili on charges of "aiding members of criminal groups and covering up their criminal activity," but later released him from custody. 

Saakashvili, 50-year-old served two terms as Georgia's president from 2004 to 2013. He acquired Ukrainian citizenship in May 2015 and was appointed governor of Odessa region. 

Last year, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili's citizenship, following allegations that he had submitted false information while applying for his Ukrainian passport. RSS 

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